• Axl von Leskoschek

    1899-1976, Austrian painter and graphic designer; exiled in Switzerland and from 1940 in Brazil, where he worked as a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rio; remigrated to Austria in 1948.
  • Carl von Lustig-Prean

    1892-1965, artistic and theatre director, emigrated to Brazil in 1937, worked at the Teatro Municipal in Rio, founded a drama school and children’s theatre. From 1938 Austrian honorary consul, political involvement.
  • de Lange, Gerard

    (1894-1935), son of the founder Allert de Lange, took over the publishing house in 1932 after the death of his father; he had few ambitions of his own regarding the publishing business
  • Helga Prinzessin zu Löwenstein

    1910-2004. Emigration to Austria in 1933, to England in 1935, and to the USA in 1936. As a lecturer, she worked to educate people about National Socialism. Supporter of the American Guild for German Cultural Freedom
  • La otra Alemania (Das andere Deutschland)

    Exile journal edited by August Siemsen and published under the double name La Otra Alemania/Das Andere Deutschland (The Other Germany) in Buenos Aires from 1938.
  • Lagerlöf, Selma

    1858-1940, Swedish author, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1909.
  • Landauer, Walter

    (1902-1944), from 1933-1940 Managing Director of the exile publishing house Allert de Lange; the tireless efforts of his friends to rescue him from Holland after 1940 failed; in 1944 he was deported to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where he died of starvation
  • Landshoff, Fritz H.

    1901-1988, German publisher who went into exile in Holland in 1933 and became head of the exile department there of Querido Verlag. He escaped to Britain in 1940, and one year later moved to the USA, where he once again worked in publishing.
  • Langer, František

    1888–1965, Czech author, military physician, dramaturge, essayist, literary critic and publicist, emigrated to Poland in 1939 and later moved to England.
  • Langer, Marie

    (1910-1987) Psychoanalyst, fled Austria for Uruguay in 1939.
  • Lányi, Jenö

    (1902-1940), Hungarian art historian
  • Laporte, Paul

    (1904-1980), real name Paul Heilbronner, first took classes at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Munich before studying art history. He received his doctorate in 1933. In the same year he emigrated to Italy and then in 1939 to the United States where he changed his name to Laporte.
  • Latouche, John

    (1914-1956), American writer
  • Lawrence, D. H.

    1885-1930, English writer, married to Frida von Richthofen, was in contact with the German writers Max Mohr and Hans Carossa, who also treated him as a doctor. Lawrence dies of tuberculosis
  • Les Six

    loose association of six French composers: Georges Auric, Louis Durey, Arthur Honegger, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc, Germaine Tailleferre.
  • Lessing, Theodor

    1872-1933, German philosopher and political publicist, exile in Czechoslovakia, fell victim to Nazi activists on 30 August 1933 in Marienbad
  • Lester, Conrad H.

    Owner of a porcelain and ceramics factory; founder of the Intellectual League of Austria (Liga für das geistige Österreich)/Ligue de l`Autriche vivante; his escape to the USA took him via Algiers and Brazil.
  • Liepman-Lilienstein, Dr. Ruth

    Dr. Ruth Liepman-Lilienstein: 22.04.1909-29.05.2001. Lawyer, PhD in 1934. 1950 founded a literary agency in Hamburg, from 1961 Liepman AG Zurich. 1992 Gold Medal of the city of Zurich for her contributions to the international book market.
  • Lloyd Wright, Frank

    American architect, 1867–1959, whose designs included the Guggenheim Museum which opened on New York’s Fifth Avenue in 1959.
  • Loewy, Ernst

    1920-2002, literary scholar and publicist. He emigrated to Palestine with the Youth Aliyah in 1936 and emigrated back to the Federal Republic of Germany in 1956.
  • Lombardo Toledano, Vicente

    1894-1968, Mexican lawyer and union leader, founder of the Confederación de Trabajadores de México (CTM), the Partido Popular workers' party and the Universidad Obréra de México workers' university where emigrants were also allowed to teach.
  • Löwenstein, Hubertus Prince zu

    Prince Hubertus Friedrich zu Loewenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, 1906-1984, German journalist, politician and author. Emigrated to Austria in 1933, to England in 1935, and to the USA in 1936. Founder of the American Guild for German Cultural Freedom.
  • Lukács, Georg

    1885-1971, Hungarian philosopher, literary scholar and critic, author of Die Zerstörung der Vernunft (1954; The Destruction of Reason)
  • Lutetia Circle

    A committee named after the Parisian Hotel Lutetia which aimed to build a German People’s Front; it met for the first time in September 1935 on the initiative of Willi Münzenberg
  • Sinclair, Lewis

    (1885-1951), American writer, 1930 Nobel Prize for Literature